Molasses cookie sandwiches

Remember when a kajillion people a day visited my website and I felt like I had to write poignant and meaningful essays and shoot elaborate, overstyled recipes five times a week and it was too much pressure and I cracked? LOL yeah. My analytics are shit, but I'm having the time of my life saying LOL and cursing and sharing the food I make for myself at home with the 48 of you who are following along. Thank you for being here for who I actually am. 


Yesterday I woke up and realized I needed to clean out my fridge before leaving for Nashville for a couple days and what I found was this: sour cream, gingersnap cookie dough, raspberry jam and so much butter (always). I beat the living hell out of 1/3 cup butter, then added 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, one spoonful at a time, followed by 1/2 cup room temp sour cream, a pinch of salt, and a splash of orange liqueur. Then I added more powdered sugar, a little bit at a time until I reached a buttercream consistency- about another 3/4 cup (but you could add up to another 1 1/2 cups or so, depending on how sweet or sturdy you like your buttercream). 


I filled pair of freshly baked soft, gingery molasses cookies with a hefty swirl of buttercream, a big spoonful of raspberry jam and ate the little sandwiches for lunch on my way out the door, with plenty in tow to share.